In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the last week of July 2020.
Let the music play with the new LEGO Ideas Grand Piano. Keep reading our Brick Report to get all the details.
TBB NEWS: This week we reviewed two new Star Wars sets, learned to make a tiny T-Rex, saw the cancellation of a controversial set, got a sneak peek at the upcoming Harry Potter advent calendar and more!
- Four new LEGO Monkie Kid sets revealed including Monkey King BrickHeadz – LEGO has revealed the second wave of Monkie Kid sets including new villains and vehicles and a Monkey King BrickHeadz.
- LEGO cancels release of Technic 42113 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey – LEGO canceled the release of an upcoming Technic set after outcry against the depiction of a military aircraft.
- LEGO wants you to choose its next history book about bricks – LEGO Publishing is letting fans choose the topic of their next book about the LEGO brick.
MORE TBB NEWS:
- LEGO Ideas 21323 Grand Piano makes music starting Aug. 1st – The Grand Piano is the biggest LEGO Ideas set ever with 3,662 pieces which is music to our ears! (Plus an exclusive interview with the set’s designers!)
- LEGO Ideas 21323 Grand Piano designer shows off inner workings of the musical model – See how the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is put together in this video tour from designer Chee Woon Tze.
- LEGO Harry Potter 2020 Advent Calendar revealed – First official images of the new LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar are already here. Be careful not to spoil the surprise!
- Celebrate Christmas in July with a free LEGO mini-gingerbread house with purchase – LEGO is celebrating Christmas in July by bringing back the Mini Gingerbread House free with orders of $100 or more.
TBB REVIEWS AND INSTRUCTIONS:
- LEGO Star Wars 75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) from The Clone Wars Season 7 includes Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka Trooper [Review] – We take a closer look at the much-anticipated LEGO Star Wars 75283 Armored Assault Tank.
- LEGO Star Wars 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers with AT-RT & BARC speeder [Review] – LEGO Star Wars 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers adds front-line infantry for General Anakin Skywalker to lead into battle.
- Build your very own Tyrannosaurus Rex BrickHeadz [Instructions] – If you are a fan of BrickHeadz, and dinosaurs, you can now build your very own T-Rex, designed by Daniel Fortine.
OTHER NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- The LEGO Group launches new initiative to help parents talk to their kids about online safety and digital citizenship, LEGO – The ‘Build & Talk’ approach encourages learning through play.
- LEGO Hits Over 10 Billion Views on YouTube, Making It the Most Popular Brand Channel on the Site, People.com – Popular YouTube channel Vat19 came in second place with 5.84 billion views followed by IDJVideos.TV at 4.49 billion
- How Can LEGO Help With Technical Skills for Medical Training?, The Science Times – LEGO can be used for medical training, specifically for technical skills in the field of anesthesia.
- LEGO-inspired bone and soft tissue repair with tiny, 3D-printed bricks, Medical Xpress – Tiny, 3-D-printed, LEGO-like bricks have been designed to heal broken bones—and could one day lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.